The uncommon ninth book (of eleven total) in Holton's "Father Bredder" mystery series. NY: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1972. First edition (no additional printings noted on copyright page). Octavo, 8 1/4 x 5 5/8 in. 156pp. Red cloth boards; black spine titles; in dust jacket. Light shelfwear. Dust soiling to textblock top. Former owner's name inked on front free endpaper. Boards slightly mis-sized; front board 3/16 in. wider than rear, the fore-edge of which sits rather closer to textblock edge. In an unclipped jacket whose "$4.95" price is struck through and reprised in red marker. Some sunning to spine panel. A very good copy in like jacket.